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Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 09:55 PM PST

East Oakland Businesses Struggling in Wake of Deadly Fire

East Oakland Businesses Struggling in Wake of Deadly Fire

The tragic fire in an East Oakland warehouse killed 36 party goers and brought many surrounding businesses to a near standstill.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 12:18 PM PST

Google Hits Renewable Energy Goal in Quest to Pare Pollution

Google Hits Renewable Energy Goal in Quest to Pare Pollution

Google is crossing a milestone in its quest to reduce pollution caused by its digital services that devour massive amounts of electricity.

Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 08:50 AM PST

Amazon Go Store Tests Checkout-Free Shopping

Amazon Go Store Tests Checkout-Free Shopping

Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines. Called Amazon Go, shoppers scan their Amazon app when they enter the store, and then sensors register items that shoppers...

Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 at 03:34 AM PST

Walmart Announces Settlement in Same-Sex Benefits Case

Walmart Announces Settlement in Same-Sex Benefits Case

Lawyers for a former Walmart employee who sued the retail chain for denying her same-sex spouse health benefits have asked a federal court judge to approve a $7.5 million class-action settlement. Jacqueline...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 07:15 PM PST

Facebook Announces $20M For Affordable Housing Partnership

Facebook Announces $20M For Affordable Housing Partnership

Facebook announced Friday a new partnership aimed at solving some of Silicon Valley's most difficult issues, including affordable housing.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 07:45 PM PST

Tech Companies Show us How We'll Watch Sports in the Future

Tech Companies Show us How We'll Watch Sports in the Future

I just watched football on a virtual reality headset. No offense to our network’s “Thursday Night Football,” but VR is super immersive, and it feels really cool to virtually stand on the field or walk around...

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 07:33 PM PST

Google Proposes Housing Project in Mountain View

Google Proposes Housing Project in Mountain View

Google is seeking permission to build an apartment complex in Mountain View, but it comes with a catch. The plan, which would help techies along the Peninsula find new homes, also includes a massive office...

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 05:11 PM PST

Kellogg Pulls Ads From Breitbart; Other Companies Follow

Kellogg Pulls Ads From Breitbart; Other Companies Follow

Kellogg has announced that it will no longer advertise on Breitbart.com, the website formerly run by one of President-elect Donald Trump's top aides, Steve Bannon. The food manufacturer decided to discontinue...

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 02:30 PM PST

Oil Tumbles Amid OPEC Uncertainty

Oil Tumbles Amid OPEC Uncertainty

Stocks closed slightly higher on Tuesday, boosted by health-care companies like UnitedHealth Group, as investors digested falling oil prices ahead of a key OPEC meeting.The Dow Jones industrial average closed...

Monday, Nov 28, 2016 at 06:30 PM PST

Cyber Monday: Online Bargains May Come with Risks

Cyber Monday: Online Bargains May Come with Risks

This year, a record $3.5 billion is expected to be spent on Cyber Monday, which is a 9 percent jump. But along with online deals come online risks.

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